centner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Lower German Zentner, comparable to the hundredweight.

Noun[edit]

centner (plural centners)

  1. A unit of weight with different actual definitions in parts of Germany and Scandinavia, typically 100 local pounds.
  2. A nonstandard metric unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms, commonly used as an agricultural measure in Eastern Bloc countries (similar to a bushel.)

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